Date Description Start Time Distance Leader Grid Ref.
Thursday 22 Aug

Staple to Deal - A Linear Walk

09.15 11.6 miles Alan Sutton TR377525
Meet at bus shelter, South Street, Deal and catch no. 14 bus to Staple. Walk to Goodnestone, onto Eastry (pub stop Five Bells PH). Option to either catch bus back to Deal, or continue walk to Deal. 01304 375079
Thursday 22 Aug

St Margaret's to Guston and back - A Circular Walk

10.00 10 miles Alan Clewer TR358447
Meet at St Margarets-at-Cliffe village car park. A circular walk along cliff top paths and into the countryside. Pub stop at the Chance Inn, Guston. 01304 201395
Thursday 22 Aug

NHS Health Walk

10.00 3 miles Diana Backwell TR378504
An easy walk starting from Kingsdown Road Car Park, Walmer (near Granville Road turn). Duration 1 to 1.5 hours 01304 372090
Thursday 22 Aug

The Three Castles Walk

14.00 3 miles Jerry Swallow TR377522
Meet at the entrance to Deal Castle, and walk to Sandown Castle, explain history surrounding these ‘flat’ castles and the threats to England at the time; walk back to Deal Castle and visit the ramparts , then to Walmer Castle for visit (and tea and cakes at own expense). (Reduced fee of £2 for entrance to parts of the Castles; free to English Heritage members).Maximum 40 walkers 07778 020660
Thursday 22 Aug

Fowlmead Country Park, nr Deal

14.30 2 miles Pamela Withey TR352540
A walk for those with mild mobility difficulties, and their carers. A stroll through the beautiful country park. Café is open. Car parking is £1.50. Bring binoculars if you have them as we will be looking out for birds as we walk around. 01304 820539
Friday 23 Aug

Sandwich to Deal - A Linear Walk

09.50 7 miles Ruth Tucker TR377525
Meet bus shelter, South Street, Deal, catch 10.02hrs (no.13) bus to Sandwich. The walk will start at 10.30h from Sandwich Guildhall and follow a route along the Stour river and across the sand dunes to Sandwich Bay. We will then follow the Saxon Shore Way to Deal. Bring a snack with you and we will arrive at Deal Pier cafe for a late lunch/early afternoon tea. 01304 619968
Friday 23 Aug

The Wicked Trade

18.30 1.5 miles Gregory Holyoake TR377522
We start from The Green, opp. Deal Castle. Deal was the centre of the smuggling in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. More money and manpower was invested by the Government to prevent smuggling here than anywhere else in the country. This interesting and often humorous walk covers central Deal - discovering the smugglers' haunts and the centre of violent confrontation between armed smugglers and the Revenue men. You may even see a smuggler or two! (£2 per head) Deal author and historian
Saturday 24 Aug

Three Pits Walk - A Circular Walk

08.30 18 miles Graham Smith TR333521
Meet at Northbourne Village hall. An industrial heritage walk visiting the sites of the former Kent mines at Betteshanger, Tilmanstone and Snowdown. Pub stop en route. 01304 367853
Saturday 24 Aug

NHS Health Walk

10.00 3 miles Diana Backwell TR378504
An easy walk starting from Kingsdown Road Car Park, Walmer (near Granville Road turn). Duration 1 to 1.5 hours 01304 372090
Saturday 24 Aug

Whitfield to Deal - A Linear Walk

09.35 12 miles Alan Sutton TR377525
Meet at the bus shelter, South Street, Deal, catch 0943 bus (no 12) to Whitfield. Walk via Waldershare. Refreshment stop at the Cider Works, then continue walk back to Deal. 01304 375079
Saturday 24 Aug

Blue Plaque Trail - Organised by The Deal Society

10.30 4 miles Alan Clarke TR376529
Meet outside St George's Church, High Street, Deal. This encompasses all 10 plaques of prominent people including Charles Hawtrey (Carry On films), and J.B. Priestley, the famous novelist. Walk takes 2 to 3 hours. Maps. 01304 379677
Saturday 24 Aug

'The Hovellers' Treasure Trail (for families/children)

14.30 2 miles Rhona Hodges TR376529
Meeting at the Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Follow the Treasure trail starting from different places around the town and find answers to the clues to win a prize. 01303 258022
Sunday 25 Aug

Timeball & Telegraph Trail

09.35 14.4 miles Peter Jull TR377525
Meet bus shelter, South Street, Deal to catch No 15 bus at 9.47 to green bridge on A2 at Ileden, or meet there for 10.50 start. Last section of Trail from the Greenwich Timeball, through Ileden, Womenswold & Betteshanger, to Deal Timeball. 07450 792669
Sunday 25 Aug

History & Wildlife of St Margaret's Bay

14.00 5 miles David Hart TR358447
Meet 2pm in the car park opposite the White Cliffs Hotel, High Street, St Margaret's at Cliffe. Led by the White Cliffs Countryside Project – this gentle stroll will walk around the Front Line British Trail to hear about the history and the wildlife of the South Foreland valley (Donation of £2 per person appreciated) WCCP 07878 614123
Sunday 25 Aug

A Circular Walk – inland to Kingsdown and back along the Coast

10.00 5 miles Madeleine Riddle TR378504
Meet at Kingsdown Road Car Park, (the larger one) Walmer (opp. Granville Road turn), a coastal and countryside walk. 01304 366716
Sunday 25 Aug

Sunset Photography

18.30 2 miles Rob Riddle TR378526
Meet entrance to Deal Pier. With beautiful sunsets (subject to weather conditions of course!) explore central Deal, Deal Pier, the fishing boats on Deal and Walmer beaches, capturing that special light and special pictures 01304 366716
Monday 26 Aug

NHS Health Walk

10.00 3 miles Diana Backwell TR378504
An easy walk starting from Kingsdown Road Car Park, Walmer (near Granville Road turn). Duration 1 to 1.5 hours 01304 372090
Monday 26 Aug

Evening Fish & Chip Walk - A Linear Walk

17.30 9 miles Graham Smith TR364503
Meet at Walmer Railway Station - walk to Dover - coastal path. Fish and chips in Dover (not in restaurant), and train back to Walmer (at own expense). 01304 367853
Monday 26 Aug

Tales of Deal in days gone by (www.morethanstories.org.uk)

14.30 1.5 miles Roisin Murray TR378526
Meet at the entrance to Deal Pier. A ‘story walk’ around Deal which lasts about 1.5 hours, based on some of the history and the main landmarks: pier, Timeball Tower, Middle Street and its pubs, hovelling and its history, the real story of Nelson and Lady Hamilton as well as some of the ghost stories of the Goodwins. (£2 per person) Story teller and writer 07932 794251
Tuesday 27 Aug

Northbourne to Ringwould and back - A Circular Walk

10.00 11 miles Alan Clewer TR333521
Meet at Northbourne behind the church, a walk through the countryside, with pub stop at Five Bells PH, Ringwold. 01304 201395
Tuesday 27 Aug

NHS Health Walk

10.00 3 miles Diana Backwell TR378504
An easy walk starting from Kingsdown Road Car Park, Walmer (near Granville Road turn). Duration 1 to 1.5 hours 01304 372090
Tuesday 27 Aug

Staple and villages to Deal - A Linear Walk

09.15 12.2 miles Alan Sutton TR377525
Meet at the bus shelter, South Street, Deal – catch no. 14 bus to Staple, though to Chillenden, Tilmanstone (pub stop at Plough & Harrow PH) and walk back to Deal 01304 375079
Wednesday 28 Aug

The Festival Finale — A Circular Walk and Optional Barbeque

13.30 7 miles Les Preston TR378504
Starting from Kingsdown Road Car Park, Walmer: paths to Walmer, Coldharbour, Ripple, Sholden, Marsh lane, Southwall Road and back through a network of paths to Deal. Finishing with a barbeque in Deal from 18:30 onwards. 01303 863495